Summary: I bought this for my wife based on reviews that I have seen stating the ease of use and quality output. I agree with the ease of use but the quality was not there in doing color scans. Her older scanner was an HP ScanJet 7400C and it produced better color head to head against the Canon. Scanning directly to a Canon I9100 Printer the HP reproduced the colors more accurately than the Canon DR1210C. I was disappointed and could not justify the cost of the Canon.
Summary: This little workhorse is the backbone of my paperless office filing system. It is reliable, simple and makes good images. It comes with a copy of Adobe Standard, which alone would cost about as much as the machine, so in a sense, you get it for free. Adobe and the scanner work nicely together. One without the other would be more or less useless for the way I operate, at least. It is for a small office with a reasonable flow of paper flowing in.
Summary: I was looking for this scanner for a few days. Amazon had by far the best price. Shipping is as usual excellent, fast and efficient. I have no idea about the durability of this scanner, it also depends on the use and care. But it does look pretty sturdy to me.